Many visitors drive the Blue Ridge Parkway as it runs through certain parts of Ashe County and is a short driving distance to the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. Here you will find numerous opportunities to enjoy and participate in cultural events and the arts, traditional Appalachian Mountain music, The Blue Ridge Parkway parks and overlooks, one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River and to visit the small mountain town of West Jefferson, North Carolina with unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, parks, and street murals.

West Jefferson, NC

The town of West Jefferson hosts several murals that create a cultural artistic "walking tour." The murals are the works of local artists and others in North Carolina that depicts the area's history and unique character. During Independence Day the town hosts the annual Christmas in July festival recognizing the Christmas tree industry. Thousands of local residents and visitors enjoy premiere entertainment, downtown shops, arts and crafts vendors and foods of all kinds.

The diverse region of Ashe County is blessed with many parks, hiking trails, two mountain golf courses and has become a premier destination for nature lovers, artists, outdoor adventure enthusiasts, retirees and people seeking second homes. Whether you come to visit, or make the Blue Ridge Mountains your home - make Ashe County located in North Carolina Mountains your destination.